Best Homemade Cornbread

Cornbread in cast iron skillet

Best Homemade Cornbread

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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes


8 inch cast iron skillet


  • ½ cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ cup medium grind cornmeal
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 handful frozen corn (optional)
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese (optional), shredded
  • ½ jalapeño (optional), seeded and minced


  • Set oven to 400 degrees and grease an 8-inch cast iron skillet or cake pan, if skillet is not available.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients together.
    1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
    1/2 cup medium grind cornmeal
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Make a well in the center and add milk, egg and melted butter. With a rubber spatula, gently combine until just mixed.
    1/2 cup milk of choice
    1 medium egg
    3 tablespoons butter
  • Fold in any or all of the optional ingredients and pour into skillet or cake pan. Tip: adding any or all of these will absolutely enhance flavor!
    1 handful frozen corn (optional)
    1/4 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
    1/2 jalapeño (optional)
  • Bake 25 minutes until top is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool a few minutes then slice and enjoy.


  • Nutritional facts: calculation not including optional ingredients.
  • Cooking tip: To preserve freshness and longevity, store cornmeal in an airtight container in the freezer. It should keep 2 years this way.
  • 2% milk was used to test this recipe. 
Optional ingredients:  Add 2 tablespoons of the pickling liquid brine from a jar of sliced jalapeños and reduce milk by 2 tablespoons. Add 1/4 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg
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